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Meet Our Massage Therapists


David Franklin
Certified Massage Therapist, MMP

David became a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner in 2010, after having previously graduated from Virginia College in 2007 with an Associate Degree in Therapeutic Massage. He focuses his approach on an individual’s health and well being. David understands that each person goes through a variety of ailments throughout their life, and sometimes they need help on their road to recovery. David joined the Advanced Wellness Centre in 2014, David spent years in Richmond’s spa industry and enjoyed valuable experience working hand in hand with a Chiropractor as prescribed medical therapy. Since making “wellness” a priority, David has become part of the AWC family and continues to heal through massage. He is widely regarded as one of the “best in the business” from other doctors and therapists.


Miranda Hale
Certified Massage Therapist

Miranda’s first experience with massage was as a client at the Advanced Wellness Centre. She was so impressed with the treatment she decided to pursue Massage Therapy as a career. Miranda graduated from the American Institute of Massage in early 2015 and joined the AWC team.  She is certified through the Virginia Board of Nursing and is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association.  Miranda practices integrative massage, which combines techniques from different massage modalities.  By blending the styles of Swedish, relaxation, trigger point, and deep tissue massage she can create a customized massage experience for each individual.  Miranda continues to learn new modalities in an effort to provide the best possible experience for her clients. In her spare time, Miranda enjoys camping, fishing and just about anything outdoors.


Annie Lively
Clinical Massage Educator | Certified Massage Therapist, CPT

Annie K. Lively graduated from Liberty University in 2008 with a BS in Kinesiology. She is nationally and state certified Massage Therapist through the NCBTMB, and a certified personal trainer through NASM. Before joining the Advanced Wellness Centre, Annie was integral to an orthopedic physical therapy facility in the Lynchburg area. Annie also has extensive experience as a massage instructor at a local technical college. Her clients at Advanced Wellness Centre include athletes, post therapy patients, and chiropractic, rehabilitative and orthopedic patients. Annie has a passion for both exercise and massage and their role in enhancing one’s physical, mental, and emotional health. She is experienced in multiple massage techniques including chair, relaxation, therapeutic, deep tissue, trigger point, neuromuscular, sports and myofascial release, and applies her knowledge and teaching experience to bring an intentional and professional treatment to each client she works with. In her free time, Annie enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.


Aidan Feore
Certified Massage Therapist

Aidan, a Richmond native, graduated from The College of Charleston with a degree in Theater Performance in 2005. After completing his degree, he took some time to live and work as an actor overseas. Aidan became fascinated with massage therapy at a young age and, amid his travels, he found himself learning more about the benefits of massage as well experiencing many different techniques form all around the world.  After returning to the states, Aidan received a diploma in massage therapy from Fortis College in 2015, where he graduated at the top of his class as valedictorian. 

Since then, Aidan has made it his goal to help people through medical and therapeutic massage to regain function and live as pain-free as possible. He believes strongly in a mind-body philosophy. The essentials of that philosophy are that a strong mental attitude in regards to people's therapy is just as important, if not more than, what is done physically to the body. Aidan is experienced in many modalities including: deep tissue, sports, myofascial and positional release, trigger point and neuromuscular therapies.  He is currently working to expand on his knowledge and education in structural integration, craniofacial therapy, active therapy techniques and rehabilitative stretching procedures. In his spare time Aidan continues to act and participate in the film industry in and around Richmond and up and down the east coast.


Megan Franz
Certified Massage Therapist

Megan graduated from the Virginia School of Massage,Charlottesville, VA in 2005. She is certified through The Virginia Board of Nursing. Megan incorporates many techniques into her treatment plans specializing in and combining Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release and trigger point. She loves helping patients find relief and reach a more pain free lifestyle.

“I believe in improving the day to day life and health of patients.” Megan always strives to improve, augment and grow her understanding of the human body and is committed to ongoing education as a part of her practice.


Doug Carter
Certified Massage Therapist

Doug is a locally-licensed massage therapist, who graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Fortis College in September 2016. He joined the AWC Family in October 2017, and has been a great addition to our massage therapist team with his unique style of massage. Raved by both doctors and patients, Doug stands at the ready to help you reach your goals towards health and wellness. His spirit shouts "Superstar." Doug possesses an intense desire to help soothe souls, reduce stress and eliminate pain from the lives of others. His active lifestyle assists him in understanding and nurturing the physical, emotional and mental needs of each client. Doug specializes in Cupping, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. Allow him to begin your journey of therapeutic massage, and he will be there every step of the way. The services he provides are a combination of experience and your physical, as well as, verbal feedback.  Let's get started on your journey towards health and wellness. Schedule your visit today!


Blake Peterson
Certified Massage Therapist

Blake got into massage at a very young age when he realized he had the ability to calm others and relieve their stress through touch. Coming from a long line of healers Blake was born with a love for health and wellness and strong desire to help others. Blake attended American Institute of massage in 2012 and has worked in several settings since graduating there. He joined the AWC team in 2016 and continues to further his education in health, wellness, and Nutrition. Blake practices an integrated form of massage combining relaxing, deep, muscle energy, and trigger point techniques to create a custom massage specifically for each individuals needs. Blake is Currently pursuing a certification in Neural Reset Therapy and Health coaching. Blake has a background in martial arts and mediation, and continues to pursue the mind/ body/ spirit arts. In his free time Blake enjoys cooking, music, and the outdoors.


Maddison Clodius
Certified Massage Therapist

Madison was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She is an identical twin, and has a passion for life that manifests in her work. Early in life, Maddie discovered that she loves exercising and physical activity. She has enjoyed running and living a healthy lifestyle ever since she was little. “I started running, and eating healthier in middle school. Running was my escape to clear my head, it grounds me.” It wasn’t until high school when she realized her true passion was in massage therapy, sports medicine, holistic medicine, and helping people grow a stronger passion for physical activity as she had. “My favorite two things about high school were: sports medicine class and the cross country team. Each year, a local massage therapist would set up her tent at one of our races to work on the runners. After she worked on me, I made it my goal to one day come back and volunteer as she did. Which I did, this year!” Maddie graduated Summa Cum Laude from ECPI University with her Associate’s in Applied Science of Massage Therapy, became licensed shortly after. She is active in the massage community and is a member of American Massage Therapy Association. Maddie recently joined the team in November and loves it. She is glad to be a part of this wonderful, passionate team at AWC. Maddie plans to further her education within the sports and holistic medicine field. She plans to branch out into physical training and yoga in the near future.


Bronwyn Cotten
Certified Massage Therapist

Bronwyn is a Richmond native who graduated from the Lotus School of Integrated Professions. She has experience working as an independent therapist in clinics and spas in the Richmond area. Bronwyn came to Advanced Wellness Center because she believed in both holistic care and an integrated multidisciplinary approach to wellness. Bronwyn practices deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, LDM for sinus relief, Swedish massage, and therapeutic prenatal massage. Bronwyn’s hobbies consist of spending time outdoors, local history, literature, theatre and art. She is also a member of an international art collective.

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